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You may or may not have a name for it but it is called Strawberry legs. Strawberry legs refer to those annoying darkened spots that pop up on your legs leaving it pitted like that of strawberry. These darkened pores are either a build-up of dirt, oil and bacteria or a condition of the skin.

strawberry legs

Hair follicles or enlarged pores containing trapped oil, bacteria, and dead skin mixture are the major causes of strawberry legs.

If you think you are alone we’re here to tell you, you’re not; and we’ve curated a few ways you can get rid of them in your home.

A number of things cause strawberry legs, like shaving.


coffee grounds

It is a must to exfoliate. Regular exfoliation will cause dead skin to peel off the surface of the skin which allows the hair to grow out of the pores without blocking it. While they’re products for exfoliation natural and healthy ingredients such as coffee are recommended for best results.

To apply to your affected areas, use coffee grounds. To apply small and circular movements, massage for five minutes. Then wash away.

Baking Soda

baking soda

Baking soda acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and also a very active exfoliator to clogged pores. To use

1 Make paste out of baking soda and warm water (about 1 tablespoon of soda per 1 teaspoon of water) and apply it to your legs on the problem area.

2 Let it sit for about three to five minutes before rinsing off the mixture with cold water. Repeat each day and notice results.

Sugar and aloe Vera Scrub


While aloe Vera serves a potent moisturizer, sugar will open up your clogged pores. Make a scrub of these two ingredients by using 2 spoons of sugar and aloe vera juice to form a thick paste.

Apply on skin and wash off after a few minutes. Do this everyday until you get results.

By Sarah Oyedo

Read also: Hacks For Removing Milk Spots From Your Skin

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